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Welcome To Beth El Temple!

Learning

We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.

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We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.

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Services

Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.

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Community

Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.

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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

 
 
Purim Faire Extravaganza: A Purim Carnival with a Mitzvah Twist (& Mishloach Manot Pickup!)

Sunday, Mar 1st 11:30a to 1:00pJoin us for our Purim Faire -- fun and games with a mitzvah twist! Our make-your-own hamantaschen station is back! PLUS -- You'll also be able to pick up your Mishloach Manot! This year, all local members will receive Mishloach Manot. Pick up yours at the Purim Faire!

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Breakfast, Speaker & Service: Pack Yellow Candles With Us!

Sunday, Mar 22nd 9:15a to 11:30aWe invite you to join us for a breakfast buffet with Brian Foley, Executive Assistant to the Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection (DESPP) Commissioner. Previously, he was Chief Investigative Reporter for Fox61. Before that, he served on Hartford's Police Department for more than 23 years, retiring from law enforcement in 2018. As the Chief of Detectives for the department, he oversaw all criminal investigations, from fraud to homicide, in the Investigative Services Bureau. Brian Foley’s presentation will focus on security. After the breakfast program, please help us as we package yellow candles for Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day.

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BEMA Presents: Jerusalem of Gold

Sunday, Mar 22nd 7:00p to 9:00pThis choral & chamber orchestral concert features: Cantata 46 mvt. I, Bach Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119, Bach Judas Maccabeaus, Handel -For Zion Lamentation Make -Hail Judea Happy Land -Hallelujah Amen Yerushalayim shel Zahav, Shemer And more! General Admission: $25; Seniors (62+) & Students $20 FREE to children 12 & under PART OF THE 2019-20 BEMA CONCERT SERIES Open to the public! For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jerusalem-of-gold-tickets-80523512995

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Updates from Israel: Latest Developments in Cancer Research, Revitalizing the Land and Robotics

Thursday, Apr 2nd 7:00p to 8:30pEnjoy learning about these latest developments while sampling delicious Israeli wines and kosher cheeses. Our guest speakers are: Dr. Mark Israel, National Executive Director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Dar Nadler of the Jewish National Fund Haim Dribin and his Roboner students from the Misgav Regional High School

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Topics in Tefilah: An In-Depth Exploration of Prayer

Shabbat, Mar 14th 11:00a to 12:00pExplore elements of our Shabbat services with our rabbis. This is a class, not an actual service.

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Mar 28th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Purim Faire Extravaganza: A Purim Carnival with a Mitzvah Twist (& Mishloach Manot Pickup!)

Sunday, Mar 1st 11:30a to 1:00pJoin us for our Purim Faire -- fun and games with a mitzvah twist! Our make-your-own hamantaschen station is back! PLUS -- You'll also be able to pick up your Mishloach Manot! This year, all local members will receive Mishloach Manot. Pick up yours at the Purim Faire!

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Shababa

Friday, Mar 20th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Mar 28th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Shababa

Friday, Apr 17th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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